'Millionaire Matchmaker' Told Client She Looked 'Too Jewish'

In Celebs by Kelly Bryant , on Monday, October 03, 2011, 2:18 PM (PDT)
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Patti Stanger Might Want To Shut Her Trap

Known for her straight-forward, no-nonsense attitude towards the clients she attempts to set up each week on Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker, reality star Patti Stanger has taken her harsh words too far.

In Touch Weekly reports that Stanger's former client Bryce Gruber, a New York socialite who runs the website, says that the matchmaker's anti-semitic remarks on last week's Watch What Happens Live! were hardly her first.

"She mentioned several times that my curly hair was 'too Jewish,' and asked me why I didn't get my nose fixed for my Bat Mitzvah," says Gruber, who appeared on season four of the reality show and who recently turned down an invitation to join the cast of The Real Housewives of NYC.

Read: Patti Stanger Criticized Gays, Jewish Men and Single Women

After Gruber's episode of the series aired, Stanger dismissed the 27-year-old as "uptight."

"She didn't listen to me when I said what I wanted," says Gruber. "She got upset with me when I said I didn't like any of hte men she picked and, off-camera, she pulled me aside and said, 'If you want to look like a sweetheart to America, you'll pick the teacher.' She coerced me."

According to the NY Daily News, Stanger should watch her step these days as Bravo is developing a competing series with matchmaker Lori Zaslow.

Read: Sandra Bullock Rejects Patti Stanger's Dating Help

While Zaslow is also sharp-tongued, some may find her more reputable because, unlike Stanger, she's found her own love.

"Lori is one of those girls that tells it like it is, just like Patti," a source tells the paper. "Lori has been lucky in love personally."

Zaslow has been married to her business partner Bryan for 10 years.

Stanger did issue an apology for the remarks she made  to Us Weekly.

"I am so sorry," says Stanger. "I did not mean to offend anyone with my comments last night on Watch What Happens Live."


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